Tag Archives: Falsified Billing

Ambulance Company Owner Sentenced to Prison

Bassem Kuran, 23, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to ten months in prison for making false statements to Medicare through VIP Ambulance, Inc., an ambulance company that Kuran owned and which he served as President. The Honorable Gerald J. … Continue reading

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Former Tuomey Healthcare CEO Pays $1M Fine

The former CEO of the Sumter-based Tuomey Healthcare Systems, Ralph “Jay” Cox III, paid a $1 million fine and is banned from administering or managing any federal health care programs for four years, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Cox, who … Continue reading

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Physician Practice Management Group Settles False Claims Suit

The Estate of Dr. Kenneth Michael Rice and UMC Physicians (UMCP) have agreed to pay a total of $3,280,000.00 to the United States and the State of Texas to settle allegations that Dr. Rice and UMCP violated the False Claims … Continue reading

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UnitedHealthcare Sues Dialysis Chain Over Billing

Private health insurers can pay more than $4,000 for each dialysis treatment. Government health plans like Medicaid pay around $200. That gaping price difference was the motivation for a scheme, orchestrated by a for-profit dialysis chain, that illegally pushed poor people in Florida … Continue reading

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Doctor Pleads Guilty to False Billing for Surgical Monitoring

Robert E. Windsor, an Atlanta-area physician, has pleaded guilty to health care fraud for filing claims for surgical monitoring services he did not perform. “Windsor put patients at risk by passing the surgical monitoring work he was paid to perform … Continue reading

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Owner of Prosthetics Company Sentenced

Theodore Deininger was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution. According to court documents, Deininger and First Choice Orthotics and Prosthetics, LLC billed Medicare for four prosthetic legs, claiming that they were new, but instead … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Dr. Settles Whistleblower False Claims Lawsuit

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that DR. DANIEL CASTRO, an Otolaryngologist who practiced, from 2005 to 2010, at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma (MCSO), located in Durant, Oklahoma, has agreed to pay … Continue reading

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